Mexico has an abundance of beautiful beaches, rivers, lagoons, lakes, and dams for a person interested in exploring and adventure. Though historically Mexico was one of the first destinations for commercial seaplanes, including the Pan Am Clippers, today there are very few active seaplanes in Mexico, however, this is slowly changing. Over the last 8 years of flying in Mexico, we have encountered different rules and regulations as to the operations of seaplanes, and a lot has been undefined. More recently, in meetings with the Director of the DGAC (the Mexican FAA), we are now working with the DGAC on the rules and regulations for seaplanes in Mexico, which should be published in 2016. Can you imagine flying to your lagoon of choice on the Pacific, Atlantic, or Caribbean coast? Shutting down the engine, sitting under a Palapa on the beach? Life doesn't get any better. So we continue to be optimistic for clear rules to operate seaplanes in Mexico, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places on earth, with good weather all year round. Stand by for updates on the new rules for operating seaplanes in Mexico.
Significant bodies of water that are open include:
Significant bodies of water that are closed include:
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Mexico Field Directors
The Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil, DGAC) is the government body responsible for regulating the civil aviation industry in Mexico. DGAC operates under the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation. DGAC formulates government policy for the development of aviation in Mexico, oversees training, aviation infrastructure and technical development as well as safety.
Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne
Embassy of the United States in Mexico City
Paseo de la Reforma 305
06500 Mexico, D.F.
The United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico, is a federation comprising thirty-one States and one Federal District, commonly known as Mexico City.
Governor of Aguascalientes
Governor of Baja California